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APPLETON, Wis. (January 3, 2020) – The Fox Cities Chamber’s monthly educational program, Business Breakfast Bytes, will provide resources and information for small businesses protect their information at the upcoming January session. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, “Businesses are also harmed by identity theft, costing them not only money, but sometimes their reputation as well”. One of the biggest challenges in this area is the continued technological advancements – almost every business is online in some form. This opens up businesses to the risk of infiltration from data security breaches, phishing emails, and more. This presentation will cover ways to prevent this from happening as well as what to do if your business is faced with a breach.
Jeff Kersten, Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection/Division of Trade & Consumer Protection through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, will lead the session.
“All businesses are susceptible to cyber-attacks. This session will provide attendees with information on the latest trends including CEO fraud, ransomware, and data security,” shared Kersten. “The WI Bureau of Consumer Protection will also provide identity theft prevention training that can be used both professionally and personally.”
Business Breakfast Bytes are a monthly business educational program focused on providing our small to mid-sized business members across the Fox Cities region with education and resources addressing top business concerns. This educational series is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin and Microsoft.
Registration for each individual session is required. Fox Cities Chamber members are allowed to bring a guest and may use the registration link on the Chamber website or call (920) 734-7101 to register. Please visit the Chamber website for complete details of the January session, being hosted by Menasha Corporation from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 21. Details and registration can be found at foxcitieschamber.com.